Faith Debate: November 15th, 2020

The Path Leading an SBC Church to Decide to Stay and Fight

Here’s a quote:  “The Southern Baptist Convention is tanking rapidly.  President J. D. Greear has asked for forgiveness from the LGBT community for ‘discrimination, injustice and abuse.’  Are you kidding?  What abuse?  What injustice?  What discrimination?  Are Christians to no longer ‘discriminate’ against sin?”  These are words posted as the description for a YouTube video podcast (and as part of the Facebook page) called “For Such a Time as This”.  The video features today’s guest, Pastor James Pittman, an ordained Southern Baptist minister of the Gospel, serving as Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Palatine, Illinois.  After announcing that his congregation was leaving the Southern Baptist Convention, there was a change of strategy, and James and his church find themselves holding out a New Hope for their denomination.

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

James Pittman.  Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Paletine, Illinois.  And host of the “For Such a Time as This” YouTube (and Facebook) podcast.

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